Lactose Intolerant?Written by Sheridan Woodcroft
Copyright 2005 Sheridan Woodcroft
What causes lactose intolerance? Lactose is digested in small intestine by an enzyme called lactase. This enzyme allows body to break down lactose into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These are quickly absorbed by intestine and provide energy for body. The level of lactase enzyme varies between individuals, as does severity of symptoms caused by lactose intolerance.
What are symptoms of lactose intolerance? Symptoms range from mild abdominal discomfort, bloating and excessive wind to severe abdominal cramps and diarrhoea.
Substitutes for lactose-containing foods Lactose intolerance generally isn’t serious and can be controlled by some simple changes in your diet. The dietary changes for lactose intolerance should include exclusion of those foods highest in lactose. There is now a wide range of fresh soy milks, yoghurts and ice creams which are lactose free and calcium enriched. Many dairy foods actually have little or no lactose so you can continue to enjoy them.
The power of soy protein Soy-based products are on rise for very healthy reasons. The humble soybean boasts some extraordinary benefits. Lactose-free, soy protein is a “complete protein” which contains all 9 essential amino acids in right balance to meet your body’s needs. Soy protein is only plant protein that is complete. This makes it a great substitute for many meats, allowing you to eliminate more saturated fat and cholesterol from your diet. While soybeans have much to offer from a protein perspective, it is because they contain so many nutrients, such as isoflavones, that they are now centre of so much attention. Soy protein enhances body’s ability to retain and better absorb calcium into bones. Soy isoflavones help by slowing bone loss and inhibiting bone breakdown.
The Secret Of The Perfect Program!Written by Trent Brook
Another critical factor to be aware of, is efficient use of time. If a routine is performed in approximately one hour, muscle gains will be much less than if exact same routine was performed in half and hour. This aspect is a “secret” to most. Time is one of most effective ways to increase intensity of effort.
When performing a workout, your breathing should be more rapid than normal. This should start to happen within first minute of your workout. Ideally, your breathing should not return to a normal pace until at least ten minutes after you finish your workout. If your breathing pace has not increased, then you are not training rapidly enough. This will seriously reduce your rate of muscle gains.
I have rarely seen guys at gym willing to train at required pace. An unwillingness to work hard is number one reason for lack of muscle gains. To inspire maximum results from training, you must train hard. Your breathing and heart rate must be elevated. But you know what. Such a pace only needs to be sustained for fifteen to twenty minutes. Any additional length will prove a waste of your time and effort.
When I first learned this secret, I focused on this one factor almost entirely. Doing this had a direct impact on all of other factors involved. Training largest muscle groups of body at an elevated pace, until momentary exhaustion, literally forces you to workout briefly. Fifteen to twenty minutes maximum.
By forcing a time constraint on your workouts, you immediately raise your level of intensity. Simultaneously, you will have managed to reduce amount of time spent training. The absolute opposite of this method is working out six times a week, in a vain attempt to produce greater muscle gains. This is simply not an option. If that was what natural bodybuilding really required, I’d consider it to be a bad use of my time.